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comment The availability of supernatural power: A mistake?
I'm really not sure what you are asking. To which "supernatural power" are you referring? What is the "it" in your penultimate paragraph "why then did God allow it in the first place"? Finally, this might be closed as "too broad" since you are explicitly asking for opinions. Can you narrow it down eg to a specific denomination or theologian?
Jul
24
comment Bishops have no free will?
Well, I think it would have been better to research with some other translations first, so yes IMO. Sorry.
Jul
16
comment In what way does God derive pleasure from us?
This might help - in what way does any father derive pleasure from having children? I'm not sure any answer can give that justice, but it nevertheless true.
Jul
16
comment What does Satan look like?
@FMShyanguya - thanks, done.
Jul
16
comment What does Satan look like?
@FMShyanguya - very flattering, but no. If you look at the changes to that page since I posted this, the Appearance section is not edited. :) I think any similarity is because the verses I have quoted I quite well known to many Bible-reading Christians.
Jul
16
comment What does Satan look like?
@FMShyanguya: it was a while ago when I wrote it but I think it was all original work based on my existing Bible knowledge. I don't remember ever looking at that link, prior to today.
Jul
15
comment Looking for a specific sermon about Barnabas
@Mr.Bultitude - the latter. I've never attended Willow Creek but have listened to hundreds of their talks. As for other "big name" pastors, none really.
Jul
15
comment Looking for a specific sermon about Barnabas
Appreciate the sentiment, thanks.
Jul
8
comment Where did the idiom “asking Jesus into your heart” come from?
@Jesse - agreed.
Jul
8
comment Where did the idiom “asking Jesus into your heart” come from?
Strange that, while that link quotes lots of the Bible, it does not mention the one verse (Eph 3:17) which actually states that Jesus does live in our hearts. It even states, " The Bible nowhere mentions Jesus coming into a person’s heart."!
Jul
8
comment What is the Evangelical view on tithing?
@curiousdannii - no worries, thanks for the explanation. Feel free to re-edit / improve...
Jul
8
comment What is the Evangelical view on tithing?
@curiousdannii: I rolled back your changes because I couldn't understand why you made them. Would you add a reason when you make changes? Then I / we can judge better whether we agree with them.
Jul
4
comment Looking for a specific sermon about Barnabas
Sorry, I don't think so.
Jul
4
comment Looking for a specific sermon about Barnabas
@LCIII - I don't think I saw it there but I cannot access that link.
Jul
1
comment Why did Philip the evangelist have a house?
@disciple: strictly speaking, you are correct. I was trying to answer in what I thought was the spirit of the question ie "original twelve" but your remark is well made. Thank you.
Jul
1
comment Why did Philip the evangelist have a house?
@Jake: of those I mentioned, only Simon Peter was a disciple.
Jul
1
comment Why did Philip the evangelist have a house?
If anyone can suggest better verse examples for my second paragraph, I'd be grateful.
Jun
26
comment Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)?
Some time after posting this question, I found this video in which Joyce Meyer clearly mentions salvation by faith alone and even explicitly mentions Ephesians 2:8-9 from my question. Hence, I am accepting this answer.
Jun
22
comment Why neither David nor Solomon were stoned to death?
Nice, but what about David's adultery? Did people think that God's terrible punishment was sufficient?
Jun
21
comment Was there a war in Heaven?
Interesting, I've always assumed it was heaven. Good point!